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Springbok Sewerage Works (29401753)

Northern Cape

Authority Northern Cape Department of Tourism, Environment and Conservation
Conservation status UNPROTECTED
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A small site; sewage ponds, with open water and a little fringing vegetation of reeds. Two summer and two winter counts show mainly small numbers of the commoner wetland bird species, and also Great Crested and Blacknecked Grebes (in summer only). The most numerous species has been Cape Teal, with good counts both in summer and winter. The small amount of data available give little indication of seasonality of occurrence in most species, although both Palearctic and other shorebirds are more numerous in summer. No threats have been identified.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta15.6926  
1027Booby, Red-footedSula sula1919.0019
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata213.0834   
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa99.009   
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa77.007   
10006Duck, DomesticAnas platyrhynchos12.5811
103Duck, MaccoaOxyura maccoa15.7722   
1016Duck, MallardAnas platyrhynchos22.002
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A33.003
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata18.5925   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta11.001   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus219.2771   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis11.502   
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis44.004   
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus44.004   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis121.3858   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia12.093   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala11.383   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea11.001   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus121.1191   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus11.001   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash12.507   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus223.7881   
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus16.2419   
1039Plover, Pacific GoldenPluvialis fulva11.001
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris114.7970   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma77.007   
256Ruff, RuffPhilomachus pugnax11.754  
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos12.085  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea11.001  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis12.003   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola14.6511   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana213.5864   
94Shoveler, CapeAnas smithii110.8538   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba12.335   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus112.3133  
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta13.507   
73Stork, MarabouLeptoptilos crumeniferus11.001   
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis646.43104   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha12.145   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A12.003
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis215.2054
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